Category Archives: Leadership

Innovative Practices in Archives & Special Collections: Management – Table of Contents now available

As many of you may know, I’m editing a series of books on “Innovative Practices in Archives & Special Collections” for Rowman & Littlefield. The first four books are scheduled to be available this May, and I’m pleased to be … Continue reading

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Background papers available for Canadian Archives Summit

In case you missed the announcement, this event is taking place this week and several interesting papers from the “Thought Leaders” are available online: Representatives from l’Association des Archivistes du Quebec (AAQ), the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA), and the … Continue reading

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Nominations for SAA Emerging Leader Award due Feb. 28

I’m promoting another newish SAA award that I really believe in. Here’s a chance to recognize someone early in his/her archival career. Last year the award was given to the incomparable Mark Matienzo. Surely there must be another such sterling … Continue reading

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Hi there. I’m Kate and I’m the one in the gray sweater and white top today.

That information isn’t going to mean anything to most of you today or anyone tomorrow, but at least for today it might help anyone attending the MARAC fall meeting find me if they want to talk to me. What’s this … Continue reading

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Extinction or Evolution? A slowed down version of my Smithsonian Ignite presentation

Right, so on Monday I gave an Ignite talk at a lovely event–IgniteSmithsonian–held at the National Museum of the American Indian and sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution. I was, I think, the only archivist on the lineup and I was … Continue reading

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The beginning of real change at NARA?

Last week, the Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero, released to the public (via his blog) the final report of the Archivist’s Task Force On Agency Transformation. Their report recommends significant changes in organizational structure and culture, characterized by … Continue reading

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I’d like to get my news about records implications of government social media use from the National Archives, not Mashable.com

This post is not a criticism of Mashable–I love them, and I’m very happy that someone is finally pointing out the relevance of the Presidential Records Act in regard to all the fuss we’ve seen about how the White House … Continue reading

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WWTGD?

Which stands for “What Would Tim Gunn Do?” (If you’re not familiar with it, this is a adaptation of the popular “WWJD“.) My friends know that I am huge fan of “Project Runway” and I’m thrilled that we’ve just started … Continue reading

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SAA Election Results

SAA has posted the results of the recent election on its Web site (but apparently this doesn’t rate an email announcement to the members . ..). Here are the results: Helen Tibbo – Vice President / President-elect Aimee Felker – … Continue reading

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My choices for future SAA leadership

On March 11 the virtual polls open for the Society of American Archivists’ annual election. After reading the 30 pages of information provided about the candidates, I’ve made my choices and decided who to endorse here on the blog. For … Continue reading

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